Wellesley College historian Lidwien Kapteijns spoke with New Books in Human Rights about her recent book, Clan Cleansing in Somalia: The Ruinous Legacy of 1991.
The book examines the bloodshed that followed the fall of Somali dictator Mohamed Siad Barre. According to the New Books in Human Rights podcast page, "Kapteijns offers a complex and multilayered history of the violence triggered in 1991. Seeking to understand what caused, enabled, and motivated clan violence and what turned ordinary civilians into perpetrators of terror warfare and murder, Kapteijns assembles a range of information, from poetry and personal testimony to historical archives and theoretical work on memory, moral repair, and representation."
Visit newbooksinhumanrights.com to listen to the podcast interview.